Agile

Past Presentations

JavaScript Open Space

From Rocks to Rust: Our C to Rust Paradigm Shift

A leader in cloud native communications software, Metaswitch has recently chosen Rust as its preferred language. Fine and dandy on the face of it, but what has that actually been like for a developer working ‘on the coal face’? I studied the history of geology prior to working for...

Esther Momcilovic Software Engineer at Metaswitch Networks
Tough Call: Handling “Difficult” Remote Conversations Like A Pro

All leaders have to have difficult conversations, with individuals and with groups.  Whether you’re supporting a team to have “robust discussions” to collaborate on a high-stakes problem; resolving disruptive personality clashes; or telling someone they aren’t getting...

Judy Rees Remote Collaboration Consultant
Improving Life in Smaller, Heterogeneous Projects

Many presentations on Developer Experience focus on a single large ongoing project, or a particular methodology or toolset. The consulting world faces a multitude of fixed length projects of various sizes, with an astoundingly diverse array of constraints and givens. How do we ensure a good...

James Uther Senior Developer @LShift
Technical Leadership Through the Underground Railroad

Technical leaders are often tasked with guiding teams through difficult times. The Underground Railroad provides insights into how to navigate challenging conditions and find success. The principles that Conductors on the Underground Railroad followed can be directly applied to technical leadership.

Anjuan Simmons Engineering Coach @helpscout

Interviews

Meri Williams CTO who understands the science around helping people do their best

Creating Space To Be Awesome

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm the CTO for MOO -- most people know us for really cool business cards. We're a design & technology company focused on making great design available to everyone. I'm currently focused on growing the tech team, modernising our infrastructure and helping grow the business through technology. I also speak at conferences and do...

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Esther Momcilovic Software Engineer at Metaswitch Networks

From Rocks to Rust: Our C to Rust Paradigm Shift

Tell me about the work that you're doing today.

We're working on bringing to cloud an existing project for one of our clients. It involves a lot of work with products that are quite old, 20 years old, that were written in C, and we're turning a lot of these old products into microservices, containerising them, looking to get the whole system up and working in the cloud for our...

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Theo Schlossnagle Founder and CEO @Circonus, Editorial board of ACM's ‘Queue’

A Young Profession Coping With Ethical Debt

What is the motivation for your talk?

If you look around our industry the vast majority of people that are working today in our industry, writing code, making decisions that impact users, haven't had an intense ethics course in their life, they haven't taken an ethics course in high school, they haven't taken an ethics course in college. It doesn't mean that they don't...

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Katie Fenn Software Engineer @npm

Reinventing npmjs.com

What is the focus of your work today?

Developing npm’s websites and services.

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Sarah Aerni Director, Data Science @Salesforce Einstein

Models in Minutes not Months: AI as Microservices

I cannot go to any Data Conference and not hear about the Einstein Platform. Why?

Salesforce is democratizing AI with Einstein. Any company and any business user should be able to use AI, regardless of size.

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Michael Maibaum Chief Architect @SkyBet

Pragmatic Resiliency: Super 6 & Sky Bet Evolution

What is your talk about?

You go to a lot of conferences and you hear people from Google or Netflix talking about reactive architectures or the Simian army or whatever, and it all feels quite unattainable for a lot of people. It's like this big complicated thing, there is not much like those systems. And Sky Bet has changed quite a lot over the last few years....

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